5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga 2024


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5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert:

Marrakech Desert Excursions provides the best 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga via the Sahara desert. Moreover, this private 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga includes one night in the Dades valley, two nights in the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi. Moreover, one night in Ouarzazate.

On the first day of this 5-day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech, the plan is to cross the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Moreover, you will explore the old and famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, well-known as THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site. Following that, we will visit the film studio and Amridil Kasbah in Ouarzazate. Before heading to Dades Valley, passing through Skoura and the Valley of the Roses.

On the second day of this marvelous 5-day trip from Marrakech to the desert, you will travel to the stunning Todra Gorges, where you will go on a hiking excursion. After that, we will continue south to Merzouga, where you will participate in an unforgettable two-night Merzouga camel trek in the Sahara desert.

The third day will be spent entirely in the Merzouga desert, where you will visit nomadic tribes, ancient settlements, fossil mines, and much more. Moreover, you can go on an ATV quad biking or Buggy excursion through the soft sand dunes.

On the fourth day, we will travel to Ouarzazate passing through Alnif, Agdz, and the Draa Valley. During the last day of our Marrakech to Merzouga 5-day Desert Trip. We will travel back to Marrakech, taking the same route through the majestic High Atlas Mountains.

Finally, our 5-day Morocco desert tour will come to an end when we drop you off in Marrakech. Either at your accommodation, the airport, or anywhere you want.

Highlights of the 5-day desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga:

  • Enjoy watching the spectacular landscapes of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Discover the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Spend a night amidst the breathtaking Dades gorges.
  • Explore both the Amridil Kasbah and Telouet.
  • Explore the film studio in Ouarzazate.
  • Go on a hiking excursion in the stunning Todra Gorges.
  • Views of the Erg Chebbi dunes from above.
  • Enjoy the sunset and sunrise in the middle of the sand dunes.
  • Experience a Camel trek in the Merzouga Sahara Desert.
  • Spend two nights in the Merzouga Desert Camp under the stars.
  • Try sandboarding activity in the dunes during this 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
  • Embark on an off-road trip in the Merzouga desert.
  • Enjoy a tasty dinner and a campfire party with Berber locals (Drums).
  • Meet the Berber nomadic families and locals.


  • Private A/C 4x4 Vehicle or Minivan+ fuel
  • English/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast
  • Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac or luxury camp (Private tent )
  • Free time to explore sites such as Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,...Etc
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Lunch during the trip
  • Flights
  • Drinks

Tour Plan

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley

Following breakfast in the morning, we will embark on a 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. More than two kilometers above sea level, Tizi N'Tichka has rugged terrain that we will be driving through.

If you wish to discover something, we can stop by several towns and natural landscapes along the road. We will tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou Kasbah before arriving in Ouarzazate.

The latter location is a walled town that draws visitors with its distinctive architecture. Hollywood filmmakers frequently shoot scenes in Ait Benhaddou. When we get to Ouarzazate, we'll visit the movie studios that contributed to making that city one of the most well-known locations for filming in the world.

After that, we can travel to explore Skoura's oasis and Amrhydil's magnificent Kasbah. We will then proceed to Dades Valley through the Valley of Roses, where we will spend the remainder of the evening and night in a lovely hotel or riad.

Day 2: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges - Merzouga

On the second day of our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara, after breakfast, we will drive along the route of 1,000 kasbahs from Dades Valley to Todra Gorges.

We will visit one of the most captivating oases in Morocco, Todra, and stroll around the canyons of about 300 m high, which is the perfect place for rock climbers. We will then continue our trip to the Merzouga desert.

Our journey will carry us via a range of Berber communities and Erfoud, which will give us a sense of the ambiance of the entrance to the Sahara. Arrival in Merzouga and an overnight hotel stay conclude the second day of the 5-day Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara desert tour.

Day 3: Merzouga – Dunes 4×4 tour – Nomad people – Merzouga Camel trek

After having a tasty breakfast,Then go on an off-road discovery trip of the nearby villages, including Khamlia village, which is home musicians with black tribes who are known for loving Gnawa music, which originated in Sub-Saharan Africa.

After that, we'll visit the little desert village of Mefes, which was formerly famous for its lead mining, and then head to visit a nomad family who live close to the Erg Chebbi dunes.

You can unwind in your accommodation in the afternoon or go back to the dunes to watch the sun set again. You could also spend an hour ATV quad biking on the dunes to cap off your day (Not included in the tour price).

You'll be traveling to one of the most popular desert locations, the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert, where you'll ride a camel to the camp while watching the sun set over the sand dunes. There, you'll have dinner, listen to music (Berber drums), and spend the night in a comfortable tented camp.

Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani - Alnif - Tazarine – Ouarzazate

Before we ride the camels back to the town, we will awaken early to take in the majesty of the desert sunrise. After a delicious breakfast and a relaxing shower, we'll go to Tafilalt, a vast oasis that serves as the ancestral home of Morocco's Royal Family. Then, when we pass through Alnif and Tazzarine, we may decide to stop for lunch.

We will get the chance to admire the ancient Kasbahs and Ksour architecture as we travel through the Draa Valley. The final destination on this day of our 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will be the hotel in Ouarzazate.

Day 5: Ouarzazate – Atlas mountains – Marrakech

On the last day of our 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert, we'll take the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass & the High Atlas Mountains back to Marrakech from Ouarzazate.

Along the journey, there will be breathtaking scenery that we may take in. The driver will drop you off at your accommodation when we get to Marrakech, bringing an end to our 5-day Morocco desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga.


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